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Albyn Townhouse
Ranked #10 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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“Excellent choice...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Albyn Townhouse was a great find for our short stay in Edinburgh. It's conveniently located at the end of a very quiet street. It's walkable to Old Town...but put on your comfy walking shoes. The room was very nice. The food and food service were excellent. And David's help and advice were first-rate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We travelled to Scotland with relatives who were visiting from Australia. I looked at the guest houses with the highest ratings on TripAdvisor and chose Albyn Town House based on the ratings and comments.
We received a very warm welcome from Lydie upon arrival and both David and Lydie were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We were all very impressed by the cleanliness and décor of the rooms and found the beds very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and there was a good choice of cereals and cooked options. Lydie’s home-made preserves were delicious.
The guest house is conveniently located. It is close to a number of restaurants and is also within a reasonable walking distance from the city centre.
We thought that the high TripAdvisor ratings were definitely justified and we would have no hesitation in booking to stay there next time we visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three very pleasant nights in April.

Great place, strategic location at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, good breakfasts, spacious room, charming host .... perfect!

There are a number of good restaurants very close to the B&B (2 minutes) in addition to the multitude in the city centre.

Would definitely go back!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

My husband, 3 year old daughter, and I stayed here on our last night in Edinburgh, and I really wish we were able to stay longer! The place is absolutely beautiful! It's tucked away in a hidden part of the city, but still within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The street it's on is lined with beautifully kept apartments, and the B&B is at the end with room for parking.

The B&B is whimsically decorated and very comfortable. The hosts are warm and inviting, and were very welcoming of our small child. We had room 3, and it was huge! Beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. It was more like a luxurious hotel than a B&B guest house. Bathroom was modern and a nicely sized. There was only a shower, no bath, so that might be a problem for some people although it wasn't for us.

Breakfast was amazing! I had the chive pancakes and it was the best breakfast I had during our whole trip. The hot breakfast menu is diverse, and there was a wide selection of cold breakfast choices like cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, breads, and cakes. Breakfast is served from 7:45 until 9:15 so keep that in mind when booking, although to-go breakfast if you need it earlier.

Wifi connection works great, too. That's always a necessity in my opinion.

Room Tip: Room 3 was huge!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Good food, service, care. Visually interesting.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is a superb base for exploring Edinburgh by foot. You can park your car securely and forget about it. Lydie's warm welcome included advice on where to eat, public transport (should you want/need it) and the best of the many attractions in the city. The hotel was comfortable, warm, spotlessly clean and served up a delicious breakfast from a good menu providing for all dietary needs. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We can't recommend this hotel more and look forward to staying there again. Merci Lydie

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

The B & B is located wonderfully for access to Edinburgh. It is a very comfortable and spacious hotel with wonderful friendly and knowledgeable owners. They beds are huge and comfortable, the shower is wonderful. The breakfast was great, my partner had the pancakes and they were huge. The breakfast was wonderfully cooked and very tasty.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albyn Townhouse
Address: 16 Hartington Gardens | off viewforth, Edinburgh EH10 4LD, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Bruntsfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Albyn Townhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely Victorian townhouse 20 min walk to Old Town & all attractions. All en-suite quiet rooms, freeview TVs, Wifi, Visit Scotland Taste Our Best Award winning breakfasts also for veggies and vegans, lots of homemade goodies! Private parking £5.00 Per night. On parle Francais! ... more   less 
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